PeerJ Sections


PeerJ, the journal, is now divided into separate Sections by field.

Section Editors have oversight of their section to ensure the journal maintains a fair peer review process and the highest standards of scientific practice in their fields.

Within each Section, the Academic Editors regularly identify and highlight the most important new PeerJ publications in their field. Learn more & Meet the Section Editors.


Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus) feeding behavior on static fishing gear, effect of SMART (Selective Magnetic and Repellent-Treated) hook deterrent technology, and factors influencing entanglement in bottom longlines

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Magnus Johnson –– This is an enigmatic species, long-lived species of which little is known.
Citizen science data suggest that a novel rig improves landing rate and reduces injury and handling time in recreational angling with artificial lures in Baltic pike (Esox lucius)

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

James Reimer –– Completely agree with the AE on this assessment - and thus this article could be important to a wide readership including companies making fishing lures, as well as anglers and scientists.
Pollution of the sediments of the coastal zone of the Sambia Peninsula and the Curonian Spit (Southeastern Baltic Sea)

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Kalliat Valsaraj –– This paper describes the pollution in the Baltic sea and explains the origins of the same. This knowledge will be useful in future efforts at clean up or prevention of contaminants from entering the area.
Breast fibroblasts in both cancer and normal tissues induce phenotypic transformation of breast cancer stem cells: a preliminary study

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Leticia Costa-Lotufo –– The research field is quite important and up to date in cancer biology studies.
Unfolding of α-helical 20-residue poly-glutamic acid analyzed by multiple runs of canonical molecular dynamics simulations

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Freddie Salsbury Jr –– important model system that is well-characterized in this study